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Andrew G.

Studio City, CA

$70/hour

UC Berkeley & UCLA Anderson Graduate for GMAT/GRE/SAT Tutoring

Background check passed as of 7/25/15
4.9 average from 136 ratings
Patient and Knowledgeable
— Nicole, Anaheim, CA on 8/16/15

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UC Berkeley
Italian
UCLA
MBA

Education

UC Berkeley (Italian)

UCLA (MBA)

About Andrew

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1991, I moved to Italy and discovered that I had an affinity and talent for teaching. Two years later, I founded the first of my three English schools in Rome and over the next 13 years I personally taught thousands of students of all levels in classes, taught hundreds more in one-to-one lessons, and prepared hundreds of others for the standardized tests TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). As the owner of three language schools, I also gained valuable insight into teaching and tutoring by managing scores of qualified English language instructors and overseeing the progress of their students.

Before returning to the United States, I prepared for the GMAT on my own and scored a 740 (97th percentile) on the first try. In the last five years, before beginning my MBA at UCLA Anderson and while a student there, I have helped scores of men and women prepare for the GMAT, GRE and SAT to get into the schools of their dreams. (My Verbal Reasoning score on the GRE was in the 96th percentile, my Quantitative Reasoning score was in the 93rd percentile. My SAT score was 1500 -- the maximum was 1600 at this time.) I employ a balanced focus on the quantitative or verbal concepts themselves (e.g. ratios, geometry, algebra, idioms, analogies, verb tenses) and general strategies (e.g. reading the answers first, backsolving, choosing numbers, time management, and, when all else fails, intelligent guessing). While I realize that some students benefit from employing a pre-thought-out method or process for each question type while others prefer a looser, more case-by-case approach, I encourage ALL my students to look for takeaways in each question that are applicable to a wider range of questions. In this age of smartphones and Excel spreadsheets, many students also need to increase speed and improve accuracy in doing basic math by hand. I have prepared students of all levels as well as those with learning disabilities and have used a wide range of teaching materials.

Before the first lesson together, I have a free telephone conversation with the student to learn his/her availability, time requirements, score goals, and academic history. I then almost always assign a diagnostic test to get a better idea of his/her strengths and allow me to plan for the first lesson. Based on the student’s progress and time issues, I assign homework between each lesson then check on the progress by text or email the day before the following lesson. I am a very good listener and extremely patient, although I do keep after the students to work as hard as they can to reach their goals. I finish each lesson by asking the student for feedback about me as well as for their thoughts and feelings about their progress.

I can meet the student at any convenient location for no extra charge.

I look forward to starting this journey of growth and learning together!
After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1991, I moved to Italy and discovered that I had an affinity and talent for teaching. Two years later, I founded the first of my three English schools in Rome and over the next 13 years I personally taught thousands of students of all levels in classes, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$70 per hour for GMAT and GRE, $55 for for SAT, ACT and other subjects

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Studio City, CA 91604
Background Check: Passed

"Patient and Knowledgeable"

- Nicole, Anaheim, CA on 8/16/15

"Good Tutor"

- Marissa, Monterey Park, CA on 6/11/16

"Andrew G. : great tutor"

- Peyton, Thousand Oaks, CA on 6/3/16

"Excellent Tutor"

- Bita, Los Angeles, CA on 5/1/16

"Patient and knowledgeable tutor"

- Dev, Studio City, CA on 4/27/16

"Great Tutor"

- Livia, Woodland Hills, CA on 4/6/16

"Thankful"

- Nathan, North Hollywood, CA on 3/21/16

"Looking forward to having excellent lessons."

- Dajeong, Los Angeles, CA on 2/23/16

"Very helpful"

- Vijay, Fremont, CA on 10/24/15

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Sandi, Valley Village, CA on 10/22/15

"Excellent GRE Tutor"

- James, Los Angeles, CA on 10/7/15

"Very intelligent & highly qualified to teach SAT Math"

- Mary, Redondo Beach, CA on 9/27/15

"Great Tutor, Highly Recommend"

- Michael, Burbank, CA on 9/10/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Tiffany, Los Angeles, CA on 8/25/15
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math,
Statistics
Science:
ACT Science
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ESL/ESOL,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT,
GRE,
PSAT, SAT Math,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL
Language:
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Business:
GMAT,
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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ESL/ESOL

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1991, I moved to Italy and discovered that I had an affinity and talent for teaching English to foreigners. Two years later, I founded the first of my three English schools in Rome and over the next 17 years I personally taught thousands of students of all levels in classes, taught hundreds more in one-to-one lessons, and prepared hundreds of others for the standardized tests TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). As the owner of three language schools, I also gained valuable insight into teaching and tutoring by managing scores of qualified English language instructors and overseeing the progress of their students.

GMAT

I scored a 740 on the GMAT and am a recent graduate of UCLA Anderson (MBA). I have five years of experience tutoring scores of men and women of all different levels.

GRE

After graduating from UC Berkeley, I took the GRE and my Verbal Reasoning score was in the 96th percentile, while my Quantitative Reasoning score was in the 93rd percentile. More recently, I prepared for the GMAT on my own and scored a 740 (97th percentile) on the first try. Before beginning my MBA at UCLA Anderson and while a student there, I helped scores of men and women prepare for the GMAT, GRE and SAT to get into the schools of their dreams. I completed my MBA at UCLA Anderson in July, 2015.

SAT Math

When I took the SAT the maximum score was 1600 and I received a 1500, which was in the 97th percentile at the time. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I took the GRE (like the SAT but for graduate school) and my Verbal Reasoning score was in the 96th percentile, while my Quantitative Reasoning (math) score was in the 93rd percentile. More recently, I prepared for the GMAT (for graduate business schools -- MBA programs) on my own and scored a 740 (97th percentile) on the first try. Before beginning my MBA at UCLA Anderson and while a student there, I helped scores of men and women prepare for the GMAT, GRE and SAT to get into the schools of their dreams. I completed my MBA at UCLA Anderson in July, 2015.

SAT Reading

When I took the SAT the maximum score was 1600 and I received a 1500, which was in the 97th percentile at the time. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I took the GRE (like the SAT but for graduate school) and my Verbal Reasoning score was in the 96th percentile, while my Quantitative Reasoning (math) score was in the 93rd percentile. More recently, I prepared for the GMAT (for graduate business schools -- MBA programs) on my own and scored a 740 (97th percentile) on the first try. Before beginning my MBA at UCLA Anderson and while a student there, I helped scores of men and women prepare for the GMAT, GRE and SAT to get into the schools of their dreams. I completed my MBA at UCLA Anderson in July, 2015.

SAT Writing

When I took the SAT the maximum score was 1600 and I received a 1500, which was in the 97th percentile at the time. After graduating from UC Berkeley, I took the GRE (like the SAT but for graduate school) and my Verbal Reasoning score was in the 96th percentile, while my Quantitative Reasoning (math) score was in the 93rd percentile. More recently, I prepared for the GMAT (for graduate business schools -- MBA programs) on my own and scored a 740 (97th percentile) on the first try. Before beginning my MBA at UCLA Anderson and while a student there, I helped scores of men and women prepare for the GMAT, GRE and SAT to get into the schools of their dreams. I completed my MBA at UCLA Anderson in July, 2015.

TOEFL

After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1991, I moved to Italy and discovered that I had an affinity and talent for teaching English to foreigners. Two years later, I founded the first of my three English schools in Rome and over the next 17 years I personally taught thousands of students of all levels in classes, taught hundreds more in one-to-one lessons, and prepared hundreds of others for the TOEFL and IELTS (International English Language Testing System). As the owner of three language schools, I also gained valuable insight into teaching and tutoring by managing scores of qualified English language instructors and overseeing the progress of their students.

UC Berkeley
Italian
UCLA
MBA

Education

UC Berkeley (Italian)

UCLA (MBA)

Patient and Knowledgeable — Andrew has been helping me study for the GRE quantitative reasoning portion. He has been so patient and so encouraging. He will go as slow as you need and will break it down piece by piece. He makes you feel like you aren't alone when studying and gives you the confidence that you will succeed! ...

— Nicole, Anaheim, CA on 8/16/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$70 per hour for GMAT and GRE, $55 for for SAT, ACT and other subjects

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 20 miles of Studio City, CA 91604.